Japan Airlines reveals safety video with a difference

Japan Airlines has revealed a new safety video. Big deal right? Airlines introduce new safety videos all the time.

This one is a little different.

For the first time that I’ve seen, they make a point of mentioning that hand baggage should be left behind in the event of an emergency. Not only do they mention it, they demonstrate the consequences of what could happen if people do stop and collect their belongings.

As discussed recently, people collecting their cabin baggage in an emergency has become a growing concern. During manual demonstrations I’ve noticed the crew emphasising that all belongings must be left behind. However this is the first time I’ve seen such an obvious attempt to bring the issue to light in a video.

I wonder if more airlines will follow Japan Airlines lead with regards to the safety video? My own personal observations have concluded that people rarely pay any attention to any form of safety demonstration.

On a recent flight, it was obvious that people didn’t pay any attention to any of the announcements made on board. It was announced once boarding was complete that the rear washroom was out of use. Yet as soon as the seatbelt signs went off, there was the standard half a dozen people up and heading rearwards…

I guess the point I’m trying to make is that it might take more to ram home this point than putting it in a safety video. Which most people likely wont pay any attention to.

Although it’s a step in the right direction.

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